William Lloyd Garrison discourses on happiness. December was extremely cold. Garrison writes: "To-day, for the first time for many days, the mercury ranges above the freezing point; and we are having a general thaw and rain, and a real 'snow-eater' in the shape of a dense warm fog." Garrison jokes how the length of one's life can be affected by the use of patent medicines. William Lloyd Garrison Jr. presented William Lloyd Garrison with "Black's large size panorama of the Great Fire in Boston, handsomely framed."
Merrill, Walter M. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison